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SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.
A JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES,
BY JAMES BOSWELL.
A REPRINT OF THE FIRST EDITION.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED MR. BOSWELL'S CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS, ISSUED
IN 1792 ; THE VARIATIONS OF THE SECOND EDITION, WITH SOME
EDITED, WITH NEW NOTES,
PERCY FITZGERALD, M.A., F.S.A.
IN THREE VOLUMES. :
SECOND EDITION WITH A PREFACE BY THE EDITOR, AND A BOSWELL
Librarian to the Atheneum Club.
TO THOMAS CARLYLE, Esq.
DEAR MR. CARLYLE,
You were kind enough to encourage me to undertake the task of restoring the text of Mr. Boswell's great Biography: and, in addition, have allowed me to inscribe the work, now completed, to you.
That my humble labour will be found worthy of such encouragement, I will not venture to affirm : but it has, at least, been directed by a reverential feeling, and, above all, is conceived in
the spirit of that admirable view of Boswell's work and character
which you gave to the world many years ago.